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Buffalo Bills News: Ryan Nassib Would Love To Play For Nate Hackett Again

Syracuse Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib would really like to play for his old head coach, who happens to be new Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

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"My favorite offense is the one Coach Hackett is bringing to the Buffalo Bills" Nassib said. "That offense we had last year was probably the most fun I’ve had playing football. We were going so fast, we didn’t care if something bad happened. We just worried about the next play and sometimes that’s how you’ve got to play football."

Nassib is only fueling the fire that the Bills might take him at No. 8 overall, but the explanation of the offensive strategy is what intrigues me. The short memory is good, but the up-tempo nature allows you to run more plays and get more chances - but it also wears out your own defense that wasn't so hot to begin with. We'll see how it translates to the NFL with the Bills' current defense. Bruce Smith and Cornelius Bennett aren't walking through that door.

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"Buffalo/Doug Marrone (Jan. 6): Considering Marrone was a less-than-dazzling 26-26 in his four years as Syracuse's head coach, this hire made Bills fans slap their heads in wonder. Yes, he was once New Orleans' offensive coordinator, but he served in that role under the offensive mastermind Sean Payton."

Let's start with the "less-than-dazzling" record under Marrone, which should read "25-25" if we expected national media members to give a rip. As multiple folks nationally and locally have noted, that program was a tire fire when Marrone arrived and hadn't been to a bowl game since 2004, nor won one since 2001. In a sport where building a program is everything, Marrone built one from virtually nothing as he helped do in New Orleans. It's also strange that Chip Kelly has hope to "become the latest college-to-pro success story, in the mold of Jim Harbaugh," but Marrone doesn't.

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